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5 Emerging E-Commerce Trends In Distribution, Pt. 2

January 21, 2015 1:31 pm | by Ranga Bodla, Wholesale Distribution Lead, NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Distributors are having to quickly develop an e-commerce presence or risk losing potential business and customers. They can use these five trends to compete faster and smarter.                     

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Bosch Delivers Increased Runtime With BAT621

January 22, 2015 4:47 pm | by Bosch | Product Releases | Comments

For professionals, the BAT621 means improved runtime and performance for all tools, especially system tools such as rotary hammers, impact drivers, reciprocating saws and more.

ID's Top 5 Of The Week

January 22, 2015 4:32 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

While merger & acquisition activity involving Big 50 companies headlined the previous two weeks, this week it was a wealth of thought leadership content that dominated our top items.                 

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Praxair Awarded NASA Supplier Contract

January 22, 2015 12:11 pm | by Praxair | News | Comments

Projected as a $53 million contract over five years, Praxair will supply hydrogen to four NASA sites.                                           

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ISA Index Ends Year On Strong Note

January 22, 2015 10:37 am | by Industrial Supply Association | News | Comments

The ISA Distributor Index rose three points, indicating continued expansion to end 2014.                                               

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Water Cannon Releases New GPM Industrial Pressure Washer

January 22, 2015 10:18 am | by Water Cannon | Product Releases | Comments

The pressure washer combines a blasting power of 33,600 effective cleaning units, and portability with an optional wheel and push handle kit.

Avnet Q2 Earnings Beat Forecasts

January 22, 2015 9:31 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Strong growth in Asia powered Avnet's revenue increase, especially in its Electronics Marketing segment.                                         

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Parker Hannifin Elects New CEO, President

January 21, 2015 5:02 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Thomas Williams and Lee Banks, both company operating officers since 2006, move into executive roles effective Feb. 1.                                     

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Skills Gap Predictions For 2015: Rising Wages And More Training

January 21, 2015 2:49 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Blogs | Comments

Despite unfavorable projections, the manufacturing industry talent shortage might be about to look up as education becomes more affordable and wages start rising.                         

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Sonepar Adds Italy's Gruppo Matel Spa

January 21, 2015 12:27 pm | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The acquisition of the electrical supplier will give Sonepar better coverage of Italy's Northeast region.                                         

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U.S. Home Construction Up In December

January 21, 2015 11:22 am | by Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writer | News | Comments

Housing construction topping the 1-million mark for the first time since 2005 adds to signs that the world's largest economy is on solid footing.                              

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Obama Calls for Additional Regulation, Investment In SOTU

January 21, 2015 11:01 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

The President's address included calls to action on paid sick leave, equal pay for women, lowering taxes on the middle class, and a plan to make community colleges tuition-free.                     

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Columbus McKinnon Introduces New Master Link & Chain Shortener

January 21, 2015 10:16 am | by Columbus McKinnon | Product Releases | Comments

Not only does the EZ-Connect make it easier to build slings, it also makes it easier to order everything you need for your sling assembly with one part number.

CRP Industrial Names Supply Partner For Industrial Distributor Co-op

January 21, 2015 9:58 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

CRP Industrial will provide IDCO members with a full-line of Reinflex brand high-pressure thermoplastic hoses, and Tudertechnica brand specialty fluid transfer hoses.                        

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Wolseley Launches Commercial Vehicle Apprenticeship

January 21, 2015 9:44 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The program is part of a Wolseley investment initiative in its drivers, aiming to add training to all existing fleet drivers, along with new apprentices.                           

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Barcoding Inc. Hires Supply Chain Architect

January 20, 2015 3:50 pm | by Barcoding, Inc. | News | Comments

A Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 20 years of experience, Chase Sowden will help Barcoding create and deliver holistic, end-to-end solutions that add value to clients’ supply chains.                   

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All-West Fasteners Announces New President, Internal Promotions

January 20, 2015 12:43 pm | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

Two All-West managers have achieved Certified Fastener Specialist designation, while the company also named a new president and vice president of sales.                            

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Eaton Acquires U.K. Safety Tech. Manufacturer Oxalis Group

January 20, 2015 12:14 pm | by Eaton | News | Comments

The addition expands Eaton's offering of electrical products for hazardous area, marine, and industrial communications markets.                                   

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Nightstick Upgrades Pair Of Tactical Flashlights

January 20, 2015 10:13 am | by Bayco Products | Product Releases | Comments

These two models offer significantly higher brightness, while retaining the same runtime and waterproof rating as their predecessor.

Tech Air Acquires McGinnis Welding Supply

January 20, 2015 9:33 am | by Tech Air | News | Comments

McGinnis is Tech Air's ninth add-on acquisition since CI Capital acquired the company in partnership with Tech Air's management in 2010.                                 

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Collins Pipe & Supply Acquires Power House Supply

January 20, 2015 9:24 am | by Industrial Distribution Staff | News | Comments

The acquisition expands Collins' distribution and engineering services into the largest industrial marketplace in the New England region.                                 

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